Category Archives: Twitter

A Twitter Thread With Dana Rohrabacher

I actually want to thank Mr. Rohrabacher for being a good sport. Twitter can be cruel and he doesn’t actually have to answer me. In fact, I applaud his engagement, if not his politics. Good on him.

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The William Talley Burn Notice: Final Update

Picture via the Tennessean. The following update has been added to The William Talley Burn Notice: Bill Talley, a former health-care executive turned social media personality, will serve one year in prison and eight years’ probation for possessing hundreds of … Continue reading

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Not Your Personal Army: How Unite Blue Ignited A War With Anonymous And Then Tried To Blame Their Critics

The Anonymous hacktivist collective likes to say they are Not Your Personal Army (NYPA), meaning they do not care about your petty dramas and issues and will not respond to attempted incitement. Politically, Anons tend to fall into the libertarian-progressive … Continue reading

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The William Talley Burn Notice

William “Bill” Talley aka @Political_Bill on Twitter (pictured) is a convicted sex offender who has managed to stay out of prison during the appeals process. Continue reading

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(CORRECTION) @UniteBlue Did Not Receive a Stolen Twitter Account

Mar 4 – CORRECTION: In attempting to prove his ownership of the @ConnectTheLeft Twitter account, Simon @SimonSayeth published the incorrect email from Twitter. Below is a bumped, amended slideshow presenting his newly-recovered, correct proof of ownership for @ConnectTheLeft. Simon is … Continue reading

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Naked Astroturf on Twitter (UPDATE: “Tea Party For Mitt” Bot Still Tweeting)

This week, a hashtag meant to embarrass liberalism wound up inadvertently revealing that Twitter tea party activism is mostly just technology. Below is a Chirpstory showing that many of the participating accounts were merely sock puppets mechanically retweeting the same … Continue reading

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Catfishing The Future

I watched the movie Catfish the other night. Creators Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost have drawn public attention to the ways social media enables the liars among us to construct and enact elaborate falsehoods. The film, and the eponymous television show … Continue reading

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Cancer Truthers Demand Long-Form Diagnosis Certificate

UPDATE: After more thorough research (made difficult by the fact that many of the principals have blocked me), I have removed a few tweets from the Chirpstory. (Frankly, I find it ironic that so many people would want to distance … Continue reading

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The Streisand Effect: Synopsis of a Twitter Drama

The Streisand Effect (WikiPedia) is “the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.” Rather than seek forgiveness, Imani Gandy and … Continue reading

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Jason Wade Taylor “Coming After Me” With His Sock Puppet Army

The right wing “operative” responsible for the long con of Imani Gandy and Heather Chase has been through tough times lately. By leveraging his “reputation” as an infiltrator of progressive online startups, he hoped to gain the attention level of … Continue reading

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How TeamUterati Founders Fell for a Right Wing Con Artist

The following update has been added to The @Shoq Twitter Brigade Burn Notice. Contrary to popular misconception, this story is not about defending a “Twitter cat.” Many people have been harassed, bullied, intimidated, and lost income since May. Using new … Continue reading

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